As soon as I saw the Kylie Cosmetics Sailor collection drop, I felt the call of the sea. Just kidding – but the collection did speak to me. Keep reading for my bite-sized Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Pressed Powder Palette Review for my honest thoughts on this neutral palette with a pop of blue and red.
A Little Bit About Kylie Cosmetics
Kylie Cosmetics launched in 2015 with the release of the brand’s infamous and hard to snag, Lip Kits. Since launching in 2015, the brand quickly expanded its line to include everything from lip gloss to eyeshadow and lashes.
As always, swatches are not a perfect indicator of quality. However, swatches may provide clues as to a product’s pigmentation or ability to blend. The below swatches were done on my bare arm using my fingers. No primer.
To say that I had a hard time swatching the Sailor Palette is an understatement. Although the lightest neutral mattes in the palettes felt creamy, the deep or bold mattes felt incredibly dry. Moreover, they produced a ton of fallout.
The metallic shades in the palette looked lackluster or dull on my arm. In fact, I own much less expensive shimmers that provide more impactful shine.
Finally, the glitters felt like putty or cream in the pan. However, going on the skin they appeared slimey. While the shine impressed me, the glitter appearance looked inconsistent. Some had trouble building and the glitters looked sparse. Meanwhile, other shades looked chunky.
Application & Wear-Time
First, I legitimately gasped at how much trouble I ran into when using this palette. As a whole, I am not someone who typically gets turned off by a powdery eyeshadow formula (think: Anastasia Beverly Hills).
With the above said, I have yet to experience as much kickback and fallout as I experienced using the Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Palette. In fact, I gasped at the amount of powder produced in the pans after I tapping my fluffy blender into the matte pans. Despite my disdain for the messy formula, the matte shadows blended on the eyes with relative ease. I experienced little fallout on my face (after tapping my brush).
To say that the metallic and shimmer shadows perplexed me is an understatement. First, it was difficult to apply the colors to the lids, regardless of whether I use a brush or finger. I struggled to spread the shades on my lids.
The “traditional” metallic formula looked dull on the lids. In contrast, the glittery shades looked impactful and high shine. However, the trade off was a chunky metallic formula that was difficult to build.
Finally, I was appalled at the longevity of the shadows. Despite applying the shadows over an eyeshadow primer I experienced major glitter fallout over my face within a few hours of application. Moreover, the shadows faded off my lids before the 10-hour mark.
Where is the Sailor Pressed Powder Palette sold?
The Sailor Pressed Powder Palette is a limited edition release that is no longer available. However, the palette initially sold on the Kylie Cosmetics website.
Final Thoughts on the Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Pressed Powder Palette
Overall, the best thing about the Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Pressed Powder Palette is the packaging. Sadly, I do not feel that the quality of the palette is worthy of the $44.00 price point. If you were sad you missed out, do not purchase it from a reseller trying to jack up the price.
If this palette comes back into stock, I do not recommend picking it up. Moreover, I am cautious to try additional palettes from the brand as a result of this experience.
Instead of spending your money on Kylie Cosmetics Sailor Palette, check out this review on a Kylie Cosmetics product I’m obsessed with, the High Glosses.